Cup

Roman
Late Republican or Imperial Period
Late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 30.

Dimensions

Height: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.446

Medium or Technique

Glass, Mold-blown

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two pairs of lines encircle the body; between them an inscription in relief: (add Greek) (“Let the buyer be remembered”). Zigzag pattern below. White incrustations cover body; vessel intact. Probably Syro-Palestinian.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London. Said to be from Asia Minor.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry. Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund